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Federal judge approves plan to weaken Texas voter ID law

A federal judge on Wednesday approved a plan that says it won't be mandatory for Texans to present an ID in order to vote in the November general election. ... Read more»

U.S. DEA denies petition to reclassify marijuana

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use. ... Read more»

FactCheck:Trump’s baseless claim on Iranian execution

Donald Trump speculated on Twitter that Shahram Amiri — an Iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. and reportedly became a CIA spy — was executed in Iran recently “because of Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails.” There is no evidence of that.... Read more»

Khizr Khan calls on McCain, other GOP leaders to stand up to Trump

The last book Khizr Khan sent his son Humayun, an Army captain who was killed in a 2004 car bombing in Iraq, was Sen. John McCain’s “Why Courage Matters.” It’s his admiration for the Arizona Republican that led Khan to call on McCain and other GOP leaders this week to withdraw their support of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.... Read more»

City adds second sandbag pickup spot

Tucson residents who need to block monsoon floods can pick up free sandbags from a second location, city officials said. A fill-your-own sandbagging spot has opened in the parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, with pre-filled sandbags still available at Fire Station 7 on East Pima Street.... Read more»

Looks can kill: Deadly results of flawed designs

From automobiles to software, poorly designed products just might kill you.... Read more»

Money laundering rule on prepaid cards stalled after industry pushback

In 2011, amid a crackdown on international money laundering, the U.S. Treasury Department tried to close a loophole that authorities said allows drug cartels to move bulk cash across borders on gift and other prepaid cards. ... Read more»

Flake: Trump can't win if he can't change

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday that Republican nominee Donald Trump will not be able to win the presidential election, and should not win it, if he maintains the positions that he holds now, including his harsh stance on immigration.... Read more»

Fight to remain silent: People often waive Miranda rights

The well-known Miranda right against self-incrimination, a case with its roots in Arizona more than 50 years ago, is still little understood by the public despite being a staple on police dramas and, as a result, it is waived in the vast majority of cases, knowingly or not.... Read more»5

Mexican musicians play to mend frayed cross-border ties

Top level law enforcement officials and symphony musicians are touring the border states, their mission: to show communities how cross-border cooperation can keep both Mexico and the U.S. safe, profitable and secure.... Read more»

Human smuggler gets 11 years for crash that killed 80-year-old woman

William Ken Huebbe, 31, was sentenced in federal court on Monday for illegally transporting two Mexican men into the United States. During the smuggling attempt, Huebbe panicked when he saw a Border Patrol vehicle and fled at a high rate of speed, swerving into oncoming traffic and slamming into a white station wagon, killing an 80-year old woman from Three Points. ... Read more»

Supervisor Bronson rescued after SUV swept into flooded wash

Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson was among the drivers caught in Tuesday's torrential rains. Tucson firefighters pulled Bronson from her vehicle after it was swept down a flooded wash near East Ft. Lowell Road. The Fire Department handled 75 weather-related calls Tuesday, performing eight swift-water rescues.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s economic speech

Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements in a speech at the Detroit Economic Club on Aug. 8.... Read more»

As insurers leave Arizona, Obamacare consumers face higher costs this fall

Insurance companies have one more day to let Arizona regulators know if they will drop or limit coverage under Obamacare, but this much is already certain: Coverage will still be available, but it will cost more. ... Read more»2

For Log Cabin Republicans, 'gay conservative' is not a contradiction

Matthew Shuman looks forward to voting for Donald Trump this fall and said he agrees with the Republican Party on most everything, including its policies on national security, gun rights and economic liberalism.... Read more»

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